SG-4 Autoguider

SG-4 Autoguider

$1,195.00

Discontinued

SKU: SG-4
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Product Description

Please note:  SG-4 has been discontinued due to the retirement of the KAI-0340 sensor.

The SG-4 is designed for standalone autoguiding; no computer is required. The SG-4 is made to piggy-back on your scope and perform its guiding functions without being connected to any external computing device. Simply attach the tracking cable between the SG-4 and your telescope drive’s autoguider input and plug in the 12V power and its ready to go. An RS232 port will allow an initial setup for your particular scope and drive after which operation is completely independent.

  • Stand-alone configuration, no control computer
  • Perfect for DSLR users
  • KAI-340 CCD 640 x 480 @ 7.4u
  • Low read noise and low dark current
  • Single button operation
  • Mechanical shutter for automatic dark frames
  • RS232 port for image download and setup

The KAI-340 CCD has exceptional read noise and dark current characteristics. The mechanical shutter makes taking dark frames automatic, no need to cover the camera or the scope by hand to capture a dark frame. Dark frames are desirable for autoguiding to remove any hot pixels that might otherwise be mistaken for stars by the guider.

Additional Information

Filter Size

1.25"

Pixel Size

7.4 μm

Dark Current e/p/s at 0 C

0.5 e-/p/s

Filter Wheel Option

n

Imaging Sensor

KAI-0340

Self-Guiding In Front of Filters

n

Shutter

Electromechanical

OAG Option

StarChaser

Antiblooming

y

Power Cable

US, European

Imaging / Pixel Array

648 px x 486 px

Sensor Size

4.8 mm x 3.6 mm

Total Pixels

314,928 pixels

Exposure

0.001-3600 sec

Cooling Delta

na

Read Noise

8.6 e-

A/D Converter

16 bits

Temperature Regulation

n

Power

12 VDC

Weight

2.2 oz

Computer Interface

Serial

OS Compatibility

Windows 32 and 64 bit OS, Mac

Adaptive Optics Option

N

Remote Guide Head

n

Pixel Digitization Rate

N/A

Full Frame Download

0.13 sec

Full Well Capacity

25,000 e-

Documentation

User’s Manual

Installation, and operating instructions for the SG-4 Autoguider.

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Technical Overview

Technical overview of the SG-4 Autoguider.

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Specification Sheet

Technical Specifications for the SG-4 Autoguider.

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Ground Wire Installation

Technical drawings on how to install the SG-4’s ground wire.

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Software

SG-4 Software

The SG-4 Camera Software includes the SG-4 control software, ASCOM driver, and documentation.

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SG-4 Serial Interface Protocol

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